Hello blogging friends!
I hope your week is off to a great start and going well :)
I apologize for being somewhat absent during the last week,
much has been going on and I am trying to keep up with all of it.
I made some cookies over the weekend with my mom's homemade raspberry jam.
It's not only homemade, but it's also made with fresh wild raspberries.
Talk about melt-in-your-mouth!!
I am having a hard time staying out of the cookie jar - these cookies are quite the treat!
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg white
1/3 cup chopped pecans
7-1/2 teaspoons jam
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
Beat in egg.
Beat in oil, vanilla and almond extract.
Combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt; stir into creamed mixture.
Roll into 1-inch balls.
In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg white.
Dip each ball halfway into egg white, then into chopped pecans.
Place nut side up 2-inches apart on baking sheets coated with nonstick cooking spray.
Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make in indentation in the center of each.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 9 - 12 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
Remove from oven and gently push down in the center again.
Cool on wire racks.
Fill each cookie with jam and enjoy!
I will close with this short poem.
It made me smile and I hope it does the same to you :)
How to Bake A Cake
Preheat oven; get out utensils and ingredients.
Remover blocks and toy autos from table.
Grease pan, crack nuts.
Measure two cups flour;
remove baby's hands from flour,
wash flour off baby.
Put flour, baking powder, and salt in sifter.
Get dustpan and brush up pieces of bowl baby knocked on the floor.
Get another bowl.
Return to kitchen.
Remove one-forth inch salt from greased pan.
Look for baby.
Grease another pan.
Return to kitchen and find baby.
Remove baby's hands from bowl.
Take up greased pan, find layer of nutshells in it.
Head for baby, who flees, knocking bowl off table.
Wash kitchen floor, table, wall and dishes.
~ Author Unknown ~
Have a delightful day, precious friends!